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Weekly Round-Up

When I first started Mid-Life Gamer Geek back in the now utopian beforetimes of *checks notes* 2019, my intention was to continue writing about gaming; video games, board games and […]

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Book Review: Judges: The Avalanche by Michael Carroll

The first in a series of novellas covering the origins of the world seen in 2000AD’s Judge Dredd, Michael Carroll’s novella is currently available in a digital edition or in an Omnibus containing the first three novellas in the series. Set a little over a decade into the future from now against a backdrop of worsening poverty, inequality and political […]

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Comic Book Review: 2000AD Regened

Regular readers of the blog – and my Twitter followers – can’t have failed to notice that I’ve been covering an awful lot of 2000AD-related material over the past few months. It started on my birthday, when I purchased a copy of the latest Judge Dredd Megazine as a treat to myself; it wasn’t long before thrill-power took over once […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 2

Having recently reviewed the first volume of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s classic series, it was only a matter of time before I reacquainted myself with the continuing chronicles of Halo Jones – and, as with the first volume, it’s been an absolute joy to rediscover the series and experience it all over again, several decades later. The second volume […]

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Comic Book Review: Zombo: Can I Eat You Please?

Until recently, I hadn’t been a regular reader of 2000AD for close to 20 years. I’d dive into the odd Special and Annual issues here and there to read one-off stories, but I hadn’t been keeping up with the weekly series for a long time. Mostly, it’s because you’ll often pick up an issue of 2000AD when at least a […]

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Film Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

There are few finished films that have as infamous a genesis as the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. It’s truly the stuff of legend; a young director on his way up the ladder from low budget exploitation fare who’s clearly out of his depth (who’s fired a week into filming and then manages to sneak back on […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: Block War

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in Judge Dredd on the tabletop in recent years. Not only have we seen the excellent – if ridiculously challenging – The Cursed Earth, but there’s also been a miniatures game, an RPG and other board games too, perhaps most notably the critically acclaimed retheming of Wildlands, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter – which […]

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Review: Titanfall 2 (Campaign)

I never got around to playing the original Titanfall, which released on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014. Titanfall was a big deal when it was announced; the first game from Respawn Entertainment, headed up by Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella – who’d left Activision in a storm of controversy involving unpaid bonuses, alleged insubordination […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Zero Day

Though I’ve just covered another Shadowrun board game this week (the Lords of Waterdeep-esque Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops), I’ve also recently acquired two player card game Shadowrun: Zero Day. For once in a Shadowrun game, the complexity and buckets-of-dice elements are dialled down or tossed out entirely, leaving a more focused, fast-paced experience that goes all in on presenting just one […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops

As a fan of cyberpunk since the early 90s and a D&D player for even longer, the fantasy/sci-fi mashup of tabletop RPG Shadowrun always appealed to me. Though it could sometimes feel as if not enough is done with its fantasy elements – and that it may as well just be straight cyberpunk – it does have an appealingly detailed […]

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Review: Grow Home

Though it’s five years old now, Grow Home is one of those games that just feels timeless. It’s one that far too few people have heard of, let alone played, but you should definitely give it a chance. It really won’t take long to – I apologise in advance – grow on you. It’s an oddity from UbiSoft, especially given […]

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Review Roundup – Gears of War

I’ve threatened/promised to cover a series of films or games from beginning to end on a number of occasions, but as of now the only complete (so far at least) film series I’ve managed to complete is Jurassic Park/World – but I’ve also recently completed my series of Gears of War game reviews too (aside from Judgment, which isn’t a […]